• Short and Sweet (or Sour): Time Travel, TV, and Monsters0

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Short and Sweet (or Sour). This week’s comics take us back and forth through time and explore how successful (or not successful, as the case may be) Dark Horse has been using classic creatures, like vampires and Frankenstein’s monster, in their books. We’re all over the place but don’t

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  • Code Monkey Steal Heart0

    Code Monkey Save World #1 (of 4) Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne, Simon Bowland Pak Man Productions, 10 Print JoCo, Monkeybrain Comics Code Monkey Save World is a comic inspired by the songs of Jonathan Coulton (Code Monkey, Re: Your Brains, and more), featuring a literal coding monkey who must rescue the

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): It’s a Blood Bath in Here0

    Welcome to Short and Sweet (or Sour), where women who read comics write about the comics they’ve read. In our first outing, the lovely Claire Napier and I review some of the roughest and toughest comics out there, following hitmen, heroes, barbarians, and serial killers as they battle their way across the pages and into

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  • Review: The Cute Girl Network0

    The Cute Girl Network First Second Books MK Reed and G. Means, Joe Flood The Cute Girl Network is not a title that clearly flags a target market. It could be for pre-teen girls. It could be for teen boys, maybe? It could be for teenage girls for sure, or less than respectful young adult

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  • SPX: These Are a Few of My Favorite Zines2

    Small Press Expo 2013 was held on Sep. 14-15. For a first-time attendee like moi, SPX was an amazing experience, an intense gathering of passionate creators and fans, and contained more comics than the human mind was ever made to comprehend. (Remember the Honest Ed’s scene in Scott Pilgrim and The Infinite Sadness? It was

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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: So far I hate it4

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opens with a soft-toned, unimpassioned voiceover: o brave new world, that has such super-people and super-agents in it. (No exclamation mark). It moves from there to a series of familiar situations, peopled with familiar characters. The sassy hacker. The loner super spy. The down on his luck dad-turned-hero. The tough girl agent

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